On our KC trip round two we had a wedding to go to, much more exciting than running a 5K in the heat wave called July. More on KC round one right here.
The wedding was bea-u-tiful and we had a blast dancing till the roosters were crowing.
The next day, we wanted to take it easy…and do something fun. Enter Sea Life.
It is the brand spanking new Aquarium in Kansas City, MO. Of course we had to check it out.
It’s actually connected to the Lego Land, so it makes for a super fun and exhausting day. When we first walked in I saw the cute Lego design and knew this was my kind of place.
How cute would that be in a kids room? Oh the possibilities!
I have to say, my favorite room was the very first room…I really feel like I could put a king sized bed in there and call it home.
It was so beautiful, and relaxing, and peaceful. I am really working on Tim to put wall to wall tanks in our bedroom, then work out the whole massive current and millions of fishies thing and presto…Heaven.
Tim was thrilled that I brought my camera so that he could pose for three gazillion photos….
and trust me, there was an abundance of photos. He was even MORE excited when he had to take the pictures.
This is Tim’s “get that camera outta my face” smile. Behind it he really loves that I document everything…..even down to the ticket stubs.
Can you feel the love?
This aquarium was chock full of fish and information, there were fin facts and lots of trivia along the way. The best part were the “head poppers”. I would like to personally thank whoever designed this place for all of these fun stops.
I’m not sure what was more fun, seeing if I could fit in to those oh-so-teeny spots or seeing the tiny fishie bellies.
Another favorite was the jellyfish room. As we were walking in I spotted these bad boys. Unfortunate news…they don’t sell them in the gift shop. Sorry y’all.
They were huge…and I will find a way to craft them for a kids room or something. After oogling the light up jellies for about ten minutes I got to the real deal.
I bet the song “Tiny Dancers” is really about jellyfish.
Alas, our stroll through jellyfish way was quickly over shadowed. The underwater tunnel was supposed to be the main attraction. To keep it real, I was not impressed. My sister was…
she could barely contain her excitement.
My dear, sweet mama and my lovable sister joined us on this adventure. Thank goodness…more photographers!
Aren’t they precious…I feel like I shoulda wore my specs.
The tunnel was neat because there were killer sharks the size of my car. Ok, there were sharks and rays and that was exciting.
It was just too short. It was over before I could even smuggle one out in my cooler. I guess I would have been more of a fan if I would have had time to make friends with the shark, make them smile so I could get a glimpse of that big ol’ grill. That’s all. Instead, I befriended this guy.
He said he will write, I sure hope he does.
We did manage one tunnel picture…although I wanted at least forty.
My buddy Ray eased the grief of not meeting my picture quota. And can we check out his friend Earl the Eel back there…the big green worm creature. Ew.
This room had a balcony with a “sea-through” floor so I could get a good look at Ray & Earl. I prayed that it would break so I could swim with my friends, it didn’t. I’ve been slamming Bic Macs ever since. Next time Ray, next time.
Check out the background, can we say party. Next birthday, it’s so on.
Mom enjoyed the big tank from dry land…scaredy cat.
Then we hit the motherload….my one true love.
I am now more determined than ever to get some of those!
Now our plans are….open one in St. Louis and call it home!
Yay Fishies and Pictures!
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I HATE fish. They are okay to look at but being near them just gives me the beebie geebies. lol Scott is obsessed though so pretty sure we have a plan to make it to some aquariums in our future but DEFINATELY postive he won’t have wall to wall fishies…..NEGATIVE. lol I LOVE the jellyfish though. SUPER cool pics.
I am actually trying to talk Tim into getting a jellyfish tank!!!! I love them 🙂 We need to plan a trip to Atlanta to go to the aquarium down there 🙂